The enchanting Wat Longkhun is set amid bougainvillea and starburst Palmyra palms. When the coronation of a Luang Prabang king was...
Wat Xieng Maen
First founded in 1592, Wat Xieng Maen gained a hallowed air in 1867 by housing the Pha Bang for seven nights while on its way back to...
Wat Xieng Thong
Luang Prabang's best-known and most visited monastery is centred on a 1560 sǐm that's considered a classic of local design. Its roofs...
Big Tree Café
Korean food made by a genuine Korean in Luang Prabang. Eat in the cafe – which is full of Adri Berger's alluring Lao photography – or...
Wat Chomphet information
Ban Xieng Maen's long, narrow, brick-edged 'street' slowly degrades into a rough track, eventually becoming little more than a rocky footpath. At about this point climb an obvious 123-step stairway to find the 1888 Wat Chomphet fronted by greying twin pagodas. The hilltop temple is little more than a shell but the site offers undisturbed views of the town and river.